COP21 – good news for the planet

Paris Climate Accord

At COP21, better known as the Paris Climate Accord, world nations pledged greenhouse gas (GHG) emission reduction targets (also known as Nationally Determined Contributions). At the Conference of the Parties (COP) of the United Nations Framework on Climate Change (UNFCC), representatives (national dignitaries & diplomats)...

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The United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change

World leaders, dignitaries, and diplomats, assemble every year for the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) to assess progress in mitigating global anthropogenic climate change; and to negotiate protocols and treaties between countries further addressing the plethora of climate-related issues. The annual UNFCCC...

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The fight against climate change: national carbon reduction pledges

fight climate change

At COP21, better known as the Paris Climate Accord, world nations pledged greenhouse gas (GHG) emission reduction targets. Based on the latest scientific guidance from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), many nations' NDCs have evolved, becoming more ambitious; and now many nations have...

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Shortfall in International GHG Pledges

There is a substantial shortfall between pledges that almost 200 countries, both independently [and internationally all member-nations of the UNFCC* have recommended targets] (nationally determined contributions - [UN recommendations]), have made in the Paris Climate Accord; compared to the reality of what greenhouse gas emissions...

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Decoupling and Divestment to Reach Sustainability

Decoupling and Divestment

Decoupling Decoupling in eco-environmental terms can be defined as a striving for economic growth without creating corresponding environmental impacts. Nations, industries, and corporations, will still reach full potential and economic growth; and perhaps achieve even greater success, by following sustainable practices. Economic growth for companies...

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